Griessnockerlsuppe is the family comfort food recipe. If it’s cold, or if you’re sick this soup is the perfect cure for what ails you. It’s also made of some simple ingredients that are pantry staples, so it’s easy to make in a pinch and a great substitute for chicken noodle soup. I know it was the one thing I always wanted (and let’s be honest, still want) when I’m sick.
To start, you’ll need to grab some cream of wheat, butter, one egg and beef broth (in this case we used beef bullion and water, you could also substitute vegetable broth if you’d like a vegetarian option). Measure out your ingredients and start heating up your beef broth while you let the butter sit out for a bit on the counter to soften.
Then use a whisk to whip the butter up. It should be a very soft even consistency, like you would have to make buttercream icing.In a separate bowl, crack an egg and whisk it thoroughly. Add half of your cream of wheat and the beaten egg to the mixture.
Mix thoroughly and then slowly add your the rest of your cream of wheat. Gather the dough together in your bowl like this:
Let the dough rest for five minutes. Then take a spoon that you’ve dipped in cold water and grab a small tablespoon sized amount of the mixture and put it into your simmering broth. Repeat this until you’ve used up all of your dough, and then set the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes. By the end you should have plump dumplings.
Serve in a soup bowl, and sprinkle a bit of chives or parsley over the top for extra flavor.
What’s your favorite comfort food during the winter or when you’re sick?
- ¼ cup of butter
- ¾ cup of cream of wheat
- 1 Egg
- 7 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon chives (or parsley)
- Salt to taste
- Beat the butter until soft
- Add half of the cream of wheat and one beaten egg
- Stir constantly, then add rest of cream of wheat and salt
- Let dough sit for five minutes
- Dip spoon into cold water, and then into dough to make balls that are oval shaped and drop into water
- Simmer for 20-25 minutes (Do NOT boil)
- Serve hot